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Personal Support Worker

PSW Program Overview

The Personal Support Worker Diploma program is designed for those students who have never worked in the role of a Personal Support Worker (PSW) but would like to.  Students complete all of their theory online and access virtual online labs prior to their in-person labs.  Once the student completes their online theory, labs and practicum prerequisites, they will proceed onto their 15 consecutive weeks of practicum.  Students will be placed with their preceptor in a long term care facility in their community to obtain a minimum of 450 hours of clinical experience.

While we offer our theory online, you must be residing in the province of New Brunswick to participate in any of our PSW programs.

Upon successful completion of the theory, lab and clinical practicum, students will qualify to write their PSW Certification exam, online with a virtual proctor. The student must obtain a score of 70% or more in order to pass the exam.

Once the new graduate obtains their PSW Diploma, they will be qualified to work in all settings that employ PSW.

Text book: Sorrentino’s Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker”  5th Edition.


Admission requirements for Personal Support Worker program:

  1. Copy of your passport. We need this to confirm your identity and you will need this to be admitted into Canada.
  2. If English is your second language, we will need to see a copy of your language testing results. To find out more about English requirements click here:  English Requirements
  3. Academic records. You need to submit your confirmation of your High School education validation certificate from WES (Unless you have a post-secondary diploma/degree).
  4. We will require a non-refundable processing fee of $100 CAD.
  5. Personal learning device.
  6. Access to internet services.


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Personal Support Worker Program : a Certified, Distance Based & Self Paced Online Program preparing you to work in all PSW environments.


Financial Facts

Program cost is $12,000.  Students are responsible for their learning device, internet access and uniforms.

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